In the year 1786 Moldavites were mentioned for the first time by Professor Josef Mayer from the Universität Prague in a scientifically paper.
He named Moldavites as: "Crysolithen von Thein".
It comes a time with many wild classifications and theories. Names like Chrysolithe, Pseudochrysolite, Bouteillestone, Böhmian Emerald, Böhmian Obsidian
were given. The todays accepted Name is Moldavite after the river Moldau in South Bohemia, Czech Republik. The Moldau river runs through the main deposits of Moldavites.
In czech language the Moldau river is called Vltava. So the Czech Name for Moldavite is Vltavin.